Ashy wood pigeon

The ashy wood pigeon (Columba pulchricollis) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae, found in temperate forests of southeastern Asia.

Ashy wood pigeon
Ashy Wood Pigeon Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary Chamoli Uttarakhand India 25.11.2015.jpg
From Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Columba
C. pulchricollis
Binomial name
Columba pulchricollis
Blyth, 1846
An artist's illustration; from Indian Pigeons and Doves (1913)

Distribution and habitatEdit

The ashy wood pigeon has a wide range throughout Southeast Asia, able to be found in Bhutan, northern India, southern Tibet, southern China, northern Laos, northern to mid Myanmar, northern Thailand, and Taiwan. While the world population is unknown, the Taiwan population is estimated to be anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 breeding pairs.[2]


Clutches usually consist of one single white egg, although double egg clutches have been recorded. This pigeon incubates its eggs for approximately 21–23 days. Young birds fledge at about 28 days from being hatched.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Columba pulchricollis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Ashy wood pigeon". International Dove Society. Retrieved 29 January 2016.